Nephelios: The World’s First Solar Powered Blimp

Covering your favorites sports even can now be eco-friendly as well the moment the first solar powered blimp, the Nephelios will successfully cross the English Channel. Designed by Projet Sol’r, the Nephelios is a blimp entirely propelled by solar power. In collaboration with the intelligent students at engineering and technical schools in France, the Nephelios features semi-flexible solar cells that has the ability to generate up to 2.4 kilowats of electricity. The amount is enough already to keep the blimp move at 25mph. the cells work by powering a motor who then turns the two big red propellers on who on the other hand are responsible of sending the ship across the channel in less than an hour.

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

Source: Projet Sol’r via Inhabitat


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